Deep circumflex iliac artery as a cause of type II endoleak

Lip Gen Teh, Greg van Schie, Kishore Sieunarine

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PURPOSE: To report a collateral pathway involving the deep circumflex iliac artery causing a type II endoleak following endoluminal exclusion of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

CASE REPORT: A 75-year-old man was investigated for a persistent type II endoleak 2 years after endovascular AAA repair with a Zenith Trifab stent-graft. Angiography revealed contrast in the sac from a lumbar artery fed via a collateral of the deep circumflex iliac artery. The lumbar artery was embolized with coils, but an endoleak persisted and is being followed.

CONCLUSIONS: This collateral pathway is easily missed during angiography for endoleaks and should be considered where an endoleak is suspected but cannot be found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-7
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endovascular Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003


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